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The teens making thousands thanks to TikTok

Young entrepreneurs are exploiting the video platform’s influence to sell clothes IRL.

  • Annachiara Biondi

This Month

The best dress to wear to the races isn’t a dress at all

Off to watch the horses? We have ideas that are stylish, flattering and a little more La Nina-proof.

  • Lauren Sams

Denim to the gym? P.E Nation and Ksubi join forces

It’s the thing that has been missing from our range, says activewear champion Pip Edwards of P.E Nation. Expect surprises.

  • Lauren Sams


The impossibly glamorous life of Australia’s first supermodel

From swinging London to surfing the French New Wave to hanging out with movie stars in New York, Nerida Piggin was feted wherever she went.

  • Andrew Clark

Match fit? How to pack for a work trip using just a carry-on

You really don’t want to lose your luggage, or have it sent to you weeks afterwards. Here are tips for looking good with very little.

  • Lauren Sams

It’s a $25k beauty program for the face. Can it possibly be worth it?

There’s only one way to find out whether this bespoke treatment works, so when I’m offered the chance to trial it, of course I say yes.

  • Lauren Sams

Blindfolds, bubbles, blossoms: On the trail of a seductive new scent

The latest fragrance from French perfumer AurΓ©lien Guichard smells just like a tuberose field on a summer evening in Grasse, though the exact location is a slow reveal.

  • Jane Cornwell

How to wear an oversized suit without looking like a slob

The look is definitely on trend. Here’s how to ensure the version you choose looks good on you.

  • Lauren Sams

A hat for the races? There’s a filter for that

Searching for the perfect adornment to your race day outfit? Melbourne milliner Felicity Northeast has a nifty fix.

  • Lauren Sams

Summer dresses for women who don’t want to bare arms

A flattering garment that protects your skin, works from beach to bar and is made in a natural fibre? Here are five fabulous options.

  • Lauren Sams

The Queen was the ultimate style icon

As the world mourns, we chart the strategy and influence of her wardrobe over the decades – and the legacy she is leaves for women in power everywhere.

  • Jessica Beresford

She wore the same thing for decades (and it worked)

Queen Elizabeth was never meant to be a style icon, and yet, in wearing a uniform of skirt suits, hats and heels, she became an unlikely beacon of timelessness.

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  • Lauren Sams

Gen Z tries on Xi’s Communist cadre look

Young men in China are posting pictures of themselves dressed similar to their strait-laced, middle-aged dads working in Communist Party offices.

  • Joy Dong

Why this 2018 dress is still a favourite with women around the world

Every era has that dress, the one that captures not only the imagination, but the prevailing mood of a moment.

  • Beatrice Hodgkin

Is time finally up for the good old work tie?

Torn at the seams over what to wear? Ripped to shreds wondering how to style your threads? Send your fashion questions to our new column, How to Wear It.

  • Lauren Sams

The Aussie fashion houses making the β€˜logical step’ to New York

After two years showing domestically, four Australian designers will put their wares on show for New York Fashion Week – including two for the first time.

  • Lauren Sams

The best sports bras on the market, from women who know

Torn at the seams over what to wear? Ripped to shreds wondering how to style your threads? Send your fashion questions to our new column, How to Wear It.

  • Lauren Sams


Mirror, mirror on the wall: the rise of #anti-beauty

New players are blasting the industry for misleading claims and for profiting from insecurity. But are they just repackaging more of the same?

  • Eugenie Kelly
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Instagram's Eva Chen

Behind the scenes on AFR Magazine's photo shoot with the "fashion fairy godmother" of Instagram.

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How Instagram’s Eva Chen influences what you wear

As head of fashion at the social media giant, former magazine editor Eva Chen has a singular influence on what’s in style.

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  • Lauren Sams